The art of virtual reality is in creating the perception of immersion in a 3D environment that isn't really there. It's a challenge not unlike the one facing the nascent business of VR content…
Lee Daniels, co-creator of Fox's new series "Empire," is the first to admit that musically he's "stuck in the world of Diana Ross and Donna Summer," so the director of "Precious" and "The Butler" may…
The precipitous decline in work for L.A.'s studio musicians over the past 15 years, as outlined in a recent white paper, has many of them debating what can be done about it — and whether their own…
Producing a TV series with original songs in every episode is always an ambitious undertaking. And precious few of them have succeeded. ABC's landmark Robert Morse musical "That's Life" (1968)…
Norah Jones might have resuscitated Blue Note Records with her adult contemporary balladry, but pianist-composer Jason Moran might be the jazz label's poster boy for the future.
TV host, actor, producer, comedian and tech entrepreneur Nick Cannon adds to his CV the honorary title of Entertainment Matters Ambassador for the 2015 Intl. CES. The 34-year-old multi-hyphenate's…
Recognizing a talent pool that ranges from Oscar contenders to future box office mavens, Variety celebrates its international mix of happening helmers at the Palm Springs Intl. Film Fest on Jan. 5.
A veteran screenwriter and native Angeleno, Gilroy may be a first-time helmer, but between movie-star wife Rene Russo, Pulitzer-winning dad Frank D. Gilroy ("The Subject Was Roses"), writer-director…
Not many people can say they've witnessed a bank robbery, but Swedish director Ruben Ostlund has.
When Screen Gems releases "The Wedding Ringer" on Jan. 16, the Kevin Hart comedy marks not only screenwriter Garelick's directorial debut, but also the end of a very long and winding road for the…